By John P. McDermott
The Post and Courier
June 17, 2009
A computer that was swiped from a car in Charleston last year contained
personal financial information on 84,000 University of North Dakota
donors, it was disclosed this week.
The missing laptop belonged to Daniel Island-based software giant
Blackbaud Inc., which stressed Tuesday that all of the information was
password-protected and encrypted. It also said it was not aware of any
Blackbaud said the employee responsible for the computer violated
company policy by keeping the data too long. The information belonged to
the University of North Dakota's foundation and alumni association.
Blackbaud's specialty is developing financial software and services for
nonprofit fundraising organizations.
Jake Marcinko, the company's manager of information security and
monitoring, said in a statement that the two groups were notified
immediately about the theft.
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